Jack Merridew's Antagonist

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William Golding presents our main character, Ralph, with an antagonist that has animalistic, egoistic, and intimidating qualities whose name is Jack Merridew. The dynamics in Jack's character are very evident from beginning to end. At first, he is a civilized choir boy from England; even he himself stated "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages." He began to let the island change the persona he had; he became a boy whose sense of self was stricken by savagery. Jack chooses a conflict of working against Ralph for the power and control that was not given to him directly. He denies several times the power of the conch Ralph possesses at group meetings, and eventually, the power hunger overtakes him as he creates his

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